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Watch: Star Wars Rebels Princess Leia Clip

Posted By:Staff
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 12:52

Princess Leia is coming to Star Wars Rebels.

Check out a clip above featuring her arrival, with Princess Leia being voiced by Julie Dolan.

In this clip from the Star Wars Rebels episode “A Princess on Lothal,” Kanan and Ezra don stormtrooper armor to welcome a new ally: Princess Leia.

Watch “A Princess on Lothal” on January 20, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD!

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The Ghost crew is back, and they’re bringing Star Wars royalty with them.

Star Wars Rebels returns with “A Princess on Lothal,” a brand new episode featuring Princess Leia, on January 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. Set three years before the events of A New Hope, Leia is introduced as a young leader on her way to becoming the strong, more resolute character portrayed in the original trilogy.

“One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that she is part of the Empire at this point,” says executive producer / supervising director Dave Filoni. “She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost as a double agent. The Empire sees her as a privileged princess who runs mercy missions to wayward worlds, but in truth she is much stronger and more dangerous than they imagine.” 

Appearing in her only episode of the season, the young Princess Leia is voiced by Julie Dolan, who also lent her vocal talents to the Rebel leader featured in Disney’s Star Tours attraction. Her character’s appearance in Star Wars Rebels portrays the beginnings of the seasoned general we meet again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, her royal heritage all but eclipsed by her hard-won military stature.

“There really is no other character quite like her,” says Filoni. “And to quote The Force Awakens’ Lor San Tekka, ‘She’ll always be royalty to me.’”

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